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Dr. Juan Celedon, MD gives an in depth presentation on the diagnoses and treatment of asthma. 

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss profound disparities in the prevalence, morbidity, and mortality from asthma across racial and ethnic groups in the US
  • Describe potential causes of asthma disparities in the US
  • Evaluate known and potential approached to reduce ethnic disparities in asthma

Reading Resources:

  1.  Celedón JC, Roman J, Schraufnagel DE, Thomas A, Samet J. Respiratory health equality in the United States. The american thoracic society perspective. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 May;11(4):473-9.
  2.  Forno E, Celedón JC. Health disparities in asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 May 15;185(10):1033-5.
  3.  Rosser FJ, Forno E, Cooper PJ, and Celedón JC. Asthma in Hispanics: an 8-Year Update. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. First published online 07 Apr 2014.


Dr. Juan Celedon, has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 6/27/2014 | Last Modified On: 6/27/2014 | Expires: 6/27/2015

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